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This year we are reinventing our largest annual fundraising event, Rock ‘n Roll for Kids, by transforming it into a Battle of the Bands for the upcoming 18th annual event in 2020. Battle of the Bands is a competition for amateur bands made up of kids aged 12-18, from communities served by CIS South Central Texas including New Braunfels, Seguin, Schertz, Cibolo, Universal City, Luling, Marion, Canyon Lake, Bulverde and Nixon Smiley. Bands outside of the communities CIS serves from the surrounding areas such as San Antonio, San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, and Austin are also welcome to participate.

The Battle of the Bands will be comprised of three preliminary events, and one grand finale event, with prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place bands, and the band voted “crowd favorite” at each event.

Preliminary Events

Seguin Warehouse in Seguin, TX – February 23, 2020

Krause’s Café and Biergarten in New Braunfels, TX – March 22, 2020

Blue Bonnet Palace in Selma, TX – March 29th

Grand Finale

Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX – April 26, 2020


Click HERE  for Sponsorship Information

Prize Information 

Preliminary Events:

  • All musicians participating in the preliminary event will receive a Rock ‘n Roll for Kids Battle of the Bands t-shirt.

  • The top 3 bands and the Crowd Favorite at each preliminary event will advance to the Grand Finale Event at Gruene Hall.

    • If the band voted crowd favorite has placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, no additional bands will advance to the finale.

Grand Finale Event:

First Place will receive:

    • A headline slot at a “Rock the Bahn” event at Schlitterbahn in the summer of 2020. This will include All-Star treatment with green room access and tickets to the park.

    • A single-song recording session at Gruene Records.

    • Professional photo shoot of the band.

    • Season passes to Schlitterbahn for each band member.

    • A cash prize of $50

Second Place will receive a cash prize of $250

Third Place will receive a cash prize of $125

Crowd Favorite will receive a cash prize of $125


Click HERE to enter your band

Click HERE to read the complete Rules and Regulations


February 23 @ 8:00 am
April 26 @ 8:00 pm


Communities In Schools of South Central Texas
830-620-4247 x.11